POLICE are investigating a suspected attempted arson attack on one of the region's most iconic landmarks.

North Yorkshire Police said they were alerted to the attempted attack on Ripon Cathedral at around 10.40am today (February 22) and an investigation has been launched.

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A spokesman said: "Thankfully there were no injuries and no damage caused.

“An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation should please email sarah.hargreaves@northyorkshire.police.uk or call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote reference number 12220031515 when providing any information.”


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